NEW DELHI - Delhi High Court Friday acquitted retired army officer S.J. Choudhary, sentenced to life imprisonment last year in the 27-year-old parcel bomb killing of city-based businessman Krishan Sikand, due to lack of evidence.
NY trustee sues philanthropy in Madoff case
NEW YORK — The trustee overseeing the liquidation of Bernard Madoff’s assets has sued one of the nation’s leading educational philanthropies, even though the organization claims it was wiped out by the disgraced financier’s massive fraud.
Witness: Ex-soldier had PTSD, was unfit for combat
PADUCAH, Ky. — A former soldier who could be sentenced to death should have been removed from a combat zone known as the “Triangle of Death” three months before he raped and killed a teenage girl in Iraq, a psychiatrist testified Tuesday.
Texas lawmakers agree to slash steroid testing
AUSTIN, Texas — Lawmakers in Texas, home of the nation’s biggest steroid-testing program for high schoolers, said Tuesday that they have reached a deal to slash the program by more than half.
Hate crime acquittal becomes Hispanic rallying cry
Teenagers, a small town and alcohol. Tension between whites and a growing Hispanic population. Ethnic slurs, punches and kicks. A dead illegal immigrant from Mexico.
Witness: Ex-soldier had impulse control issues
PADUCAH, Ky. — An ex-soldier who could be sentenced to death for raping and killing a teenage girl in Iraq has brain damage that can make it difficult to control impulses and process information in chaotic situations, a neurological expert testified Tuesday.
Conn. police don’t find humor in dorm fire prank
HARTFORD, Conn. — Officials at Central Connecticut State University don’t see the humor in this prank: burning bags of popcorn in a microwave in a crowded dorm in the middle of the night and tying some doors shut so residents think they’re trapped in a burning building.
AD testifies in Quinnipiac Title IX lawsuit
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Quinnipiac University’s athletics director has testified that some coaches manipulated their rosters to meet gender equity goals.
Experts say GM bankruptcy is almost inevitable
DETROIT — For General Motors Corp., the task at hand is so difficult that experts say a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is all but inevitable.
Search for girl reveals bitter family split
CONCORD, N.H. — Mark Nunes fondly remembers the last days he spent with his daughter Mary.